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About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.

My Suunto Core, 2 Years Later…

I have now had my Suunto Core All Black Military watch for just over 2 years (2 years & 2 months to be close to exact). It has been my every day watch, and of course, my go-to watch for … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: January 2015 – Hot Springs to Max Patch

Last weekend I met up with a few friends and continued my hike a few miles farther north along the Appalachian Trail. On day 1 we began our hike from the parking lot below Max Patch, and hiked ~7 miles to Walnut … Continue reading

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AT Section Hike: Max Patch to Hot Springs

Last Thursday morning a buddy that I have been talking to for the last several months about backpacking made his way to my house around 8 am. He was finally getting out for his first hike, and it looked like … Continue reading

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2014 in Review

Thanks to everyone who has visited my blog. I appreciate everyones support, and enjoy reading through the comments. I am looking forward to the new year, and excited about what it holds! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock

Last weekend I decided to take the kids with me on an overnight hike on the AT. To be clear, this hike wasn’t really about miles, or even gear really, it was about getting the kids outdoors, and spending some … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 AT Hike with the Kiddos!

This past weekend I decided that the kids and I would sneak away for a quick overnight hike on the AT. So, I grabbed a few packs out of the gear closet and started filling them with gear (good thing … Continue reading

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